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REPORTS: Solomon Young commits to ISU

Ames — Steve Prohm and his staff may have found their groove on the recruiting trail. 

Multiple reports indicate class of 2016 power forward Solomon Young has pledged his allegiance to the Iowa State men’s basketball program. He has not yet contacted the Iowa State coaching staff. 

The Sacramento Bee first reported the news. 

Young is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals and visited Ames this past weekend. He becomes the second player to commit in the past two days after Iowa Western CC point guard Donovan Jackson committed on Sunday. 

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound, Sacramento native also held offers from USC, New Mexico, San Diego State and several others. 

The addition is a big one for Prohm and his staff as the Cyclones’ frontcourt will be hit hard by graduation after this season. 

Stay tuned to CycloneFanatic.com as this story develops. 

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.